Intellasia East Asia News – In a first, Taiwan’s missile systems track PLA fighter jets

Taiwan for the first time tracked People’s Liberation Army fighters with surface-to-air missile radars on Monday, a tactic that could become more common in the future, an observer said. The Taiwanese defence ministry said it used the systems to tail and expel the PLA J-10 and J-11 fighter jets, which crossed the “median line” of […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Chinese fighter jets buzz Taiwan again, stoking tensions

Chinese air force aircraft approached Taiwan on Thursday for the fifth time in 10 days, before being warned away by Taiwanese fighters, the island’s air force said, in a further ratcheting up of tensions across the sensitive Taiwan Strait. The Chinese J-10 and J-11 fighter aircraft flew into the southwestern part of Taiwan’s air defence […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Taiwan jets ‘drive away’ intruding Chinese fighter plane, third intrusion in days

Taiwan air force jets “drove away” a Chinese fighter plane that briefly entered Taiwan’s air defence identification zone on Tuesday, the defence ministry said, reporting the third intrusion in a week. The single J-10 fighter was given radio warnings to leave before the Taiwanese air force jets ushered the intruder out of the airspace southwest […]

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WATCH Russian jets ‘intercept’ US strategic bombers over Baltic Sea

US B-52H strategic bombers have again been spotted near Russian borders, forcing the Baltic Sea Fleet’s Su-27 fighter jets to take to the skies and monitor their actions, Russia’s Defense Ministry has said. Video released by Moscow showed all stages of the ‘intercept’ – from the pilot in full gear rushing towards his jet to […]

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U.S. Jets Intercept Russian Bombers Near Alaska – The Moscow Times

U.S. fighter jets intercepted Russian bombers twice on Wednesday off the coast of Alaska, U.S. air defense command said. The intercepts come less than two weeks after U.S. bombers were met by Russian jets over the Black Sea. North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) said U.S. F-22 Raptors intercepted a Russian bomber formation early Wednesday […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Chinese fighters jets ‘briefly enter Taiwan’s airspace’

Chinese fighter jets briefly entered Taiwan’s airspace, prompting the island’s air force to issue verbal warnings and “active responses” to drive away the intruders, the Taiwanese defence ministry has said. The Su-30 fighters, some of China’s most advanced jets, entered Taiwan’s air defence identification zone to its southwest on Tuesday, according to a statement. The […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – China’s fighter jets buzz Taiwan’s airspace after US C-40 reportedly flies over island

Several Chinese fighter jets flew over Taiwan’s airspace on Tuesday (June 9) following reports of a US Navy transport jet seen flying directly over Taiwan. The Ministry of National Defense said several Sukhoi-30 (Su-30) fighter jets briefly flew over the southwestern part of the nation’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ), and Taiwan’s Air Force quickly […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Chinese fighter jets briefly enter Taiwan airspace: Taipei

Chinese fighter jets briefly entered Taiwan’s airspace on Tuesday, forcing the island to scramble its own, Taipei said shortly after announcing plans for its largest annual live-fire military drill. The Taiwanese defence ministry said it broadcast warnings and “took active responses to dispel” multiple Chinese Su-30 fighters to the southwest of the island. “The military […]

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WATCH Russian jets chase US nuclear-capable bombers away from country’s borders

Russian jets were scrambled to intercept US B-1B Lancer strategic bombers, which approached the country’s airspace over the Black and Baltic Seas, with the high-altitude action captured on video. The American nuclear-capable warplanes heading in the direction of Russian airspace were first tracked by radar, before the Sukhoi Su-27P and Su-30SM were sent to greet […]

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